Agroengineer farmer Mr. Brij lal Meena’s interview with Bio Patrika.

For 20 years, Brij Lal Meena has been trying to produce better and healthy food using fruit farming methodologies. He has noticed non-scientific and toxic chemical methodologies for farming and agriculture that cause various human health issues. Additionally, he has seen a rapid growth of cancer in rural areas “especially in North India.” Therefore, he decided to work for healthy food production without using carcinogenic chemicals. Recently, Brij Lal Meena started working with Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who is a Nanomedicine Investigator at Prof. Rohit Srivastava’s NanoBios Lab, Department of Biosciences…

Mr. Ishan Agrawal’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Ishan is currently doing Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Sushmita Jha at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. He is studying the role of inflammasomes and microglia in brain cancer and neuro-inflammation. In future, Ishan is interested in investigating how microglia regulates development and progression of Glioblastoma multiforme and neurological disorders. Here, Ishan talks about his first author paper titled “Dopamine induces functional extracellular traps in microglia” published in iScience (2021).

How would you explain your paper’s key results to the non-scientific community?

We have…

Dr. Jerrin Thomas George’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. George completed integrated MS-PhD from the IISER Pune. He pursued his doctoral research in the group of Prof. Seergazhi G. Srivastan on developing chemo-enzymatic platforms to functionalize RNA with biophysical probes using template dependent and independent polymerases. He then had a short stay as a research associate at JNCASR, Bangalore in the group of Dr. Sarit S. Agasti and now plans to join Columbia University, New York as a postdoctoral research scientist. His research interest is in the broad area of chemical biology…

Dr. Srishti Joshi’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Joshi completed her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Massey University, NZ in 2015. After a brief Post Doc experience at the Systems Biology lab at Korea University, she joined DBT-COE-CBT (IIT-Delhi) in 2017 an Institute Post Doctoral Fellow in the lab of Prof. Anurag Rathore at the Centre of Excellence, Biopharmaceutical Technology (DBT-COE-CBT), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has been learning and exploring the domain of Analytics in Biotherapeutics, since. …

Dr. Sudarshan Gadadhar’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Gadadhar is currently Senior postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Prof. Carsten Janke at Institut Curie, PSL Research University, Department of Genome integrity, RNA and Cancer CNRS, France. Sudharshan published a paper titled “Tubulin glycylation controls axonemal dynein activity, flagellar beat and male fertility” as a first author in journal (2021). Article featured on Science journal cover page.

How would you explain your paper’s key results to the non-scientific community?

One of the most essential structural and functional components of every cell in…

Dr. Bhanu Prakash Jagilinki’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Jagilinki is currently a Postdoctoral researcher under the guidance of Prof. Vikas Nanda and Prof. Paul Falkowski at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Bhanu published a paper titled “ In vivo biogenesis of a de novo designed iron-sulfur protein” as a first author in ACS Synthetic Biology (2020).

How would you explain your paper’s key results to the non-scientific community?

Ferredoxins are small iron-sulfur (FeS) containing metalloproteins, involved in several biological processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen fixation and hydrogen metabolism. They are indispensable…

Dr. Deepash Kothiwal’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Kothiwal completed his PhD with Prof. Shikha Laloraya at the Dept. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. The main focus of his doctoral study was to investigate the role of cohesin in subtelomeric silencing and organization. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Stephen Buratowski at the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, USA. His research interest include regulation of gene expression. …

Dr. Ritu Mishra’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Mishra has completed her Ph.D from CCMB, Hyderabad and moved to Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Germany for her post-doctoral work. She is currently working as DST-INSPIRE faculty at National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. She has expertise in Virology, immunology and neurological research and have done extensive research on HIV, Dengue, JEV and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. She published paper titled “Dengue Virus Degrades USP33-ATF3 Axis via Extracellular Vesicles to Activate Human Microglial Cells” as a first author in The Journal of Immunology (2020).

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Narendra Chirmule, an eminent face in Indian pharma industry. In this interview with Bio Patrika, Dr. Chirmule talks in depth about his journey in Pharma industry, his love for music and entrepreneurship.

Tell us about yourself.

I am an immunologist and a music enthusiast. Professionally I have held senior leadership positions for over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Biocon, Amgen, and Merck in the department of Clinical Immunology overseeing drug development. I am now an entrepreneur and founded a data analytics company, SymphonyTech Biologics, with my engineer-friends, Ravi Khare, and Atul Khandekar…

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